Meal Planning: Our Week Without Chick-Fil-A

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So, last week I shared my meal plan with you. But, as it turned out. I followed it very little. You see, San Diego area Chick-Fil-A restaurants held Customer Appreciation Week. They offered free dinner every night. Every. night. And except for one night of opting out of the Spicy Chicken which is too spicy […]

$20 Off Bowling for 4

AMF Bowling

Sorry, the coupons are all gone! When our family goes anyplace, it’s a group outing. So, I love hearing about discounts that benefit families and large groups. Right now you can print an AMF Bowling coupon good for $20 off a game for 4 people or more. If you don’t have a mess o’ kids […]

Record Your Summer Fun with a Free Photo Book

FREE 5x7 Photo Book!

From now until July 20, you can get a free 5×7 Photo Book from Kodak Gallery. The book includes 14 pages, but you can pay for extra pages if you want it larger. Shipping is $1.99. I put together a memory book of our Disneyland trip. Once I had my pictures ready, the process was […]

Try Free Samples from Vista Print

Vista Print

My friend Jessika first told me about Vista Print years ago. It’s a great source for personalized gifts, stationery, and mommy cards. They regularly offer free items, you just pay the shipping. Over the year I’ve ordered business cards and pens. And am looking at the tote bag they have available. Their interface is super […]

Got a Move On?


We’ve moved five times since we got married. Each time we’ve moved, we have found a multitude of projects to tackle, whether it was fixing up the previous house or tweaking the new house with furniture, shelves, or what have you. And of course, a few trips to Home Depot has always been a part […]

Bowling for Fun

FishPapa has the golden touch when it comes to sports. Whatever he touches, he excels at. Good thing I’m not a competitive type of person. 😉 Bowling is one of our occasional things to do. About once a year we head for the lanes. And, it goes without saying, he wins. But that’s okay. Especially […]

Budget Summer Reads

Ready to travel? See the world? Have adventures with your family? Well, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make wonderful traveling memories. See those girls? My friend Sarah and I stomped all over France as “starving college students.” What fun we had! Budget travel is not out of reach. You just […]

If I Knew Then, What I Know Now

See the guy on the left? He turns thirteen today. Oh my! He is my right hand man and one of the greatest blessings of my life. He was my first baby. And my best bud for quite some time. His first brother didn’t arrive on the scene until he was three and a half, […]